I just got back from my follow-up appointment with the surgeon. My pathology report results were in, and I did indeed have thyroid cancer. The good news is that it did not spread to my lymph nodes…that is something worth celebrating! The cure rate for thyroid cancer is 99%…which is huge! When they say “things happen for a reason,” they really weren’t kidding! Had I not gotten pregnant in December, my nodule wouldn’t have been discovered until who knows when..which would mean, I’d still be walking around with cancer today. Now, that cancer is out of my body! I will have to do the radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) but that should be a piece of cake. I will just go into my doctors office, swallow a pill, go home and be radioactive for a few days. My endo said I’d have to wait a year to get pregnant after I take the RAI, however, everything I’ve read online says 4-6 months, which seems much more doable. I have my next appointment with my endo on March 19th. I will hopefully set up a date for my RAI treatment then, and then discuss the pregnancy issue. He did originally tell me that I could get pregnant first, have the baby, and then do the RAI….but, I think it would be in my best interest to just get the RAI done and over with. That will be when I can officially move on from this crazy adventure life has thrown at us. While it sucks to know that I had thyroid cancer, I think I am finally able to be at ease knowing that I kicked it’s ass and I’m on my way to live a healthy LONG life!